Dance, opera and workshops – you can catch them all on Saadiyat Island
Lots of events happening at NYU on Saadiyat over the next few months
Culture aficionados, take note – The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi returns for its annual season of events from September this year.
There’ll be over 80 performances covering theatre, dance, music, poetry and film with one theme connecting them all – community.
Kicking off the season will be The Red Theatre’s Middle East premiere of Dance by the Lucinda Childs Dance Company, from September 5 to 6.
Commissioned works throughout the nine-month affair includes an Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra and guests, by four-time Grammy Award winning pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill.
It’s not just established talents that will take the spotlight – artists making their UAE debut include Korean contemporary dance group Bereishit Dance Company.
Meanwhile, returning favorites including the Arabic cinema series CinemaNA will be back, with question and answer sessions with filmmakers.
Off stage, there will be 160 talks, workshops, classes, and discussions by visiting artists, many of which will be open to the public. Check out some of the highlights on the right. September 5 to April 25
New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, timings vary, prices vary. Taxi: NYU Saadiyat. Tel: (02) 6284000. nyuad-artscenter.org